Media Advisory
New York Fed Blog Series to Introduce New Survey of Consumer Expectations
December 2, 2013

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced it will introduce a new survey through four Liberty Street Economics blogs from Wednesday, December 4 to Friday, December 6.  The survey, entitled New York Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations, provides timely and rich information about consumer expectations and behavior through three broad categories: inflation expectations, labor market expectations and household finance expectations. 

The four posts are:

  • Introduction of the Survey, Goals, Design and Content (December 4);
  • Measuring Price Inflation Expectations (December 4): expected rate of inflation, home prices, food and gas prices, cost of education, medical care and home rental costs;
  • Labor Market Expectations (December 5): expected earnings growth, quits and layoffs expectations, mobility and job finding rate;
  • Household Finance Expectations (December 6): expected spending, household income and access to credit.

The survey helps provide valuable input into the evaluation of economic outlook and policy formation. A future advisory will provide more detail about the official release date and frequency of the New York Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations

About Liberty Street Economics:
Liberty Street Economics is a blog operated by the New York Fed’s Research and Statistics Group. The blog allows New York Fed’s economists to share their research and analysis on current issues and to engage in a direct dialogue with a broad online audience. Posts on Liberty Street Economics cover topics ranging from finance and monetary policy to the regional economy and other timely issues. The views expressed in the blog are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System.

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